April 9, 2012
Each week during the 2012 season, MGoBlue.com will ask each member of the University of Michigan softball team the same question as the "Question of the Week."
Week 10: What are your plans after you graduate from the University of Michigan?
Amanda Chidester -- When I graduate, I want to work towards being a college softball coach...and eventually coach with (former Michigan manager and current Alabama volunteer assistant coach) Adam Arbour.
Katie Luetkens -- When I graduate from Michigan, my plan is to go to medical school and become a doctor. I really love kids, so I hope to enter a field that encompasses working with children. I would also love to participate in Doctors Without Borders and travel the world while helping people in need. Once the pieces are in place, I would like to settle down, have a family and visit Michigan and the softball program once again.
Nicole Sappingfield -- After I graduate from Michigan, I plan on going to law school and studying sports law or international law, not sure which one yet. Hopefully I get the opportunity to give back to the University of Michigan and especially the softball program since they have blessed me with so many opportunities I would never have imagined for myself.
Lyndsay Doyle -- I want to go back home to Illinois and go to nursing school to become a nurse.
Mandy Gardner -- After I graduate from Michigan, I would love to fulfill my dream of becoming a pediatrician. I love kids and feel like that job just fits me! I would also like to get married and have a family of my own, most likely living back in California. At some point before I die, I would like to travel all around Europe to see all the beautiful sites it has to offer.
Hilary Payne -- When I graduate from Michigan, my plans are to attend medical school and become a doctor. I want to join Doctors Without Borders and help people who are in need.
Sara Driesenga -- I would like to get a job where I work with kids or possibly go to graduate school to become a psychologist. I would also like to get married and have kids!
Caitlin Blanchard -- I've always kind of wanted to be a park ranger, but if that falls through I might become a hobo and travel the country by train. No matter what I do I would like to earn a decent wage by working hard and doing something I enjoy. Moreover, I'm studying history so whatever my job/career is, it'll probably be something I'd never expect.
Jaclyn Crummey -- I'm planning on attending grad school and going into physical therapy. If that doesn't work out, I'll attend music video auditions and try my luck.
Taylor Hasselbach -- My goal has been to be a physician's assistant after I graduate, but I have also been thinking about other options lately so I will have to see where life takes me to find out.
Stephanie Kirkpatrick -- This is such a tough question even though I am graduating in a few weeks! I studied sports management for my undergraduate, which covers a whole variety of aspects including law, finance, economics, urban planning and development, sales, marketing, advertising, etc. I also have done a little work with MGoBlue broadcasting. I would love to remain working with sports in some way, but even more importantly, I would love a job! I am open-minded to any opportunities that come my direction, but if I had to choose one dream job it would be to either work for ESPN as a sideline reporter or to work for a major sporting goods company such as Nike in their advertising department! Since those most likely won't happen right away, any job would be great! If you are reading this and know of an open position, let me know!
Stephanie Speierman -- After I graduate, I want to work in animal rescue. I want to work with a non-profit group and help homeless animals, especially those who have been abandoned and abused.
Brandi Virgil -- I know my life is God's plan, however, if I could predict my future, I would return to the great state of TEXAS and begin nursing school. I know I still have a few more years of schooling after I leave here, but ultimately, I can't wait to be closer to my family who I love and miss so much!
Haylie Wagner -- After I graduate from Michigan, as of right now, I either want to be a sports medicine physician or become a physical therapist.
Ashley Lane -- I will be graduating with a degree in psychology. I am not sure what I want to do with it quite yet, but I know I want to attend graduate school after I graduate from Michigan.
Bree Evans -- I want to go back to California and try to get an elementary school teaching job as soon as possible, so I can start the next chapter of my life.